The opera lover's essential guide
Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.
Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.
Opera Now meets international star Sonya Yoncheva, whose intensity on stage has been compared to that of Maria Callas, as she prepared to sing Mimì in La bohème at the Royal Opera House; our guide to the boldest, best and most beautiful festivals in Italy; and Opera Rara celebrates 50 years of unearthing bel canto masterpieces.
Plus, exploring the comical to complex roles that the law and justice play on the operatic stage; the eminent French director Olivier Py discusses the clash between Romanticism and Nationalism in opera; Renée Fleming on disc; Japanese singer Aya Wakizono; your chance to win Eugene Onegin on DVD from the Paris Opera; and are women opera’s victors or its victims?